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1922 1' -: T.. VOL LXIVNO. 199 POPULATION 29,685 NORW 10 PAGES 74 COLUMNS CONN., FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1922 PRICE TWO CENTS PRESIDENT Ml G IS EXPECTED PLACE RAIL STRIKE BEFORE CONGRESS TODi Hrjflal Confab to f Resumed Today Conference Between Railway Executives and Brotherhood Chief in New York Was Adjourned Until Today Con ferees Were Reticent as They Emerged from Council Chamber--Striking Shop Crafts Are Determined That Any Proposal That Would Include a Sacrifice of Their Seniority Rights Would Not be Acceptabl x !frw York. Aug. 17 (By the A. P.). Baiiwav esecatlTMi and brotherhood chiefs today wrestled with the problem of ottlr.g the shopmen's strike and then adjourned until tomorrow without soor tnc a fall. Tomorrow. while President Harding la xpctd to appear before congress with a message on the rail situation, the con feree will reassemble fn an effort to com to grtpa on the slippery question of errionty. Today was a day of conference eon-1 ferences this morning among brotherhood eh:efs. this afternoon between brother hood chiefs and executives, this evening between brotherhood chiefs and officials of the striking shop crafts. The first gathering, over which War ren S. Stone, heed of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, presided, was sailed for the ostensible purpose of fram ing a concrete program to be submitted to the executives at the main conference hi the afternoon. The brotherhood men. who made It plain that then- position In the drama which was absorbing the at tention of the nation was solely that of rwd.attr. went into the afternoon parley It the headquarters of the Association of Railway Executives without breathing a w-nr-l of the proposals for a strike settle aient which they were beiieved to have trakn up. But if the train service men were si lent, representatives of the striking shop trafts, massed fai an uptown hotel to swait the result of the conference, made k plaji that they did not believe any proposal would be made by the running trades which would include & sacrifice of Ihetr seniority rights. While representa tives of the strikers would not permit themselves to be quoted, they indicated tl:at they would stand firm as ever on the proposition that they must be taken back Kith, their ranking unimpaired. A committee representing the exeou rives, headed by T. DeWitt Cuyler. chair man of their organization, lunched to rether and then went to the conference thamber. where they awaited the arrival f the mediatrrs. At 2 o'clock the doors tkwad and the conference was on. Two hints of what had transpired es iared daring the afternoon. First, the executives sent for flies con taining decisions of the railroad labor soard in which the government body, in rulings hearing on other strikes, had dl-rc-.ed that strikers should forfeit their tejv'ority rightst This was taken to indi cate that the troubVom question of wwtortty. which had figured so promi nently in the two efforts by President Harding to end the strike, had bobbed up tgain. The second hint was obtained from lulius K. Kruttshr.ltt. chairman of the os.rd rf the Southern Pac.no. who. leav ing the corference shortly before it ad journed, indicated that Httle progress had ee-n made. Upon leaving thejr conference with the executives, th brotherhood men hastened to their bote"! uptown to discuss the ay's developments with the heads of the Kx'een otlwr unions. As st.lent as when he had entered the conference chamber, Mr. Stone declined to discues whet had transnired. Bert M. Jewe.l, head of the railway employes' di vision of th American ederation of La bor, who e.rrived here this morning to be on hand if he was wanted, was equally reticent on the day's parley. He did state, however, that although he had not conferred with Xnbnr men who had at tended the downtown meeting, he be lieved the gathering had worked toward a satisfactory solution. Meanwhile he asked newspapermen not to speculate on issues under discussion, but to await o-r eonert actm. Prior to adjournment of the meeting, iowever. llr. Jewell issued two state lier, is. The first. mad Immediately upon his arrival, merely stated that "the officers of all the railway labor orgarrfzation are hre now. continuing es they have throBshout the strike to do everything rrtb;e to bring about an honorable set timnt." The scond. of rreater length, ad vanced the onir.ioei that the settlement cf .he coal strike would to a targe degree dxermine the sMtirrrient of the ra.'.lroad ,rr!ke, because the roads In the next few weeks would be called upon to move the greatest amount of coal in history and at present there was an unprecedented pro portion of had ordw cars. T point made by Mr Jewell that "It t safe to say there will be places for en and one-half times the normal num ber of men in rai mr repair shops" was emphasized hy other labor leaders, who rointed out that more bad order cars wr eonwamtiy piling up. This thy contended, would make It Toeeiibis for executives take back all strikers amd still not be forced to dis charge new employes. This contention was mad In connection with the asser t'on marie by executives at their last seesiTn in this city that pledges made to new workers would make It imperative that none of the new recruits should be dislodged. CABLED PARAGRAPHS Enver Pasha Dead on Battlefield Moseow, Aug. 17. Enver Pash, form er Turkish minister of war, and recently chief antagonist to bolshevist rule in the Transcaucusus, was found dead on the battlefield In Eastern Bokhara, according to advices received by the government .here yesterday. i history of his attempts to settle the in dustrial tie-ups by negotiaions during recent weeks and, it is believed, will as sure congress that the federal, govern ment intends to give its aid and protec tion to the maintenance of rail opera tions. It U doitbtful whether there will be any suggestion for legislation affecting the rail situation. Secretary Weeks received from the le gal department of the army a. formal opinion to the effect that the strike sit uation did not constitute an emergency which would authorize the recruiting of the army to war strength, or to allow the drafting of men in time of peace. While no such action Is contemplated. Mr. Weeks said the opinions' were asked from the judge advocate general to settle any doubt in the minds of officials and the public as to the power of government in the circumstances. Both the senate and house were to ses sion today, in reactmess to hear the presi dent, but he house adjourned when it be came known that he intended to delay the presentation of his message another day. VOLUNTARY INCREASE FOB N II. ROAD SECTION HANDS Westfield, Mass.. Aug. 17. A voluntary increase of five cents an hour was given local ni nemployed as section hands by the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad today. The men have been paid 35 oemta an hour since July 1. The new rate is 40 cents an hour, amd is the same as that paid previous to the cut operative July 1. The company has found it im possible, it Is said, to secure men at the rate of 35 cents an hour. Goernmeni in China Tottering Peking, Aug. 17. The attempt to re vive popular government in Chtna is cn the verge of collapse, according to a survey of conditions brought to tho at tention of htfeoreign legations. Mili tary leaders are openly defying tne government, cabinet ministers are re fusing to assume the responsibilities of their posts, the treasury is empty, and civil employes, unpaid, have qui; their jobs. QUESTIONING MEN WITH WOOD WHEN HE WAS KILLED DISTURBANCE IN BAIROAD TAKDS IN SOUTH BOSTON Reading, Mass., Aug. 7. Arthur H. Earle, of Lexington and Andover, whose uatomobdle was near that, of William M. Wood. Jr.. when the latter collided with a telephone pole near here last Tuesday, killing Wood and i friend, was questioned today by Dis trict Attorney Saltonstall of Middlesex county as to his knowledge of tho fatal crash. Edward Earle and James F. Bailey, other occupants of the Earle oar, were also questioned. - Earle 's story to the official was not made public. Mr. Saltonstall said - he would . question other witnesses, of the tragedy before determlnisng- v what ac tion, if any, would , be taken. Earle has denied he was ractTig with Wood's car when that machine, , after sideswiping two other automobiles, col lided with a telephone pole. He also declared that he went back to the scene of the accident to render assistance. Chief of Police OujllUnane said Shis afternoon that he would not ask for the arrest of Earle and that he would not continue his investigation Lto the accident. Funeral services for Wood, who was a son of the president of the America Woolen company, will be held at And over on Sunday afternoon. Three Deaths From Heat in Boston Boston, August. 17. During a row which started when non-union workers left the Doevr street railroad ards in South Boston late today, Robert Hender son, secretary of the system federation of the New York, Naw Haven and Hart ford railroad, who is .eading the strike of shopmen of that system, and Joseph McNamara, another officers of the strik ers' union, were arrested. Samuel D.ver, a negro car cleaner, for the road who, railroad police said, was assaulted by two union men, was also taken to tfie police station. The strike leaders were Immediately bailed after being booked on the charge of assault and battery. SIX tlVES LOST IN A SERIES OF FOREST TIRES COMPROMISE SETTLEMENT ON REPARATIONS PROBABLE Prats. Aug. 17 (By the A. P.) A compromise settlement on the German reparations problem acceptable both to France and Great BrJain was regarded probable by reparations commis-Mon ofnciaiis tonight followim a day given over to conversations and to two infor mal meetings during which at least two new plans for meeting the French posi tion were diexrased. The details of these plans were withheld, but it was authoritatively stated that the latest proposals wouM yield more cash than the measures, jwescribed by Raymo-Hl Poimcarer trie French premier, at the recent London conference. A compromise would bridge over the situation . until the allies could meet at the end of this year or ttie first part of nexjt year to consider a full settlement of the reparatjions question. Commis sion officials see hi the present moment an opportunity lor preserving the en tente. Duluth, Minn., Aug. 17. Six known dead, hundreds homeless, at least two towns wiped out and a dozen others in imminent danger was the apparent toll tonight of a series of forest fires which swept north-eastern Minnesota . today, causing the worst coniflagra-tion since 1918, when four 1 hundred persons lost thair livesl i,. . Governor j. A. O. Preus tonight ixr sonally took charge of the situaion, or dering out national guardsmen here for relief duty. Drought conditions have Increased the menace to alarming proportions, accord ing to state forestry officials, and more than 2,000 men are fighting fires in va rious sections. Official reports tonight were that the towns of Fairbanks, Silver Creek and Pimio, in Liake county, all small settle ments, had been destroyed, the refugees mainly fleeing to Two Harbors. Cotton and Central 1akes. in St. Louis county, also were reported destroyed. Fires were reported in Wisconsin, where it was said the city of Drum mend was menaced. Telephone communication with that place was interrupted and no d'etails were available. Prediction is Made That Strike Will be Settled Not Later Than Saturday. Philadelphia, Aug. 17. The confer ence of anthracite operators and min ers' representatives adjoismed tonight at 5.30 o'clock until 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Optimism prevailed -" tonleht the leaders of the miners and the op erators directly interested im the an. thracite coal situation ait the conclusion oi trie nrst cession of the ioint confer ence which is expected to result in an early settlement of the (strike and send isa.oop. men. adle simce Aoril 1. had to work. The operaitors have an nounced that they could return ait the old wage scale. In a joint statement given out after the conference had adjourned until to morrow John L. LemLs, president of the United Mine ' Workers, who headed the miners' delegation, and , Samuel D. WarrSner, spokesman for the operators, said there apparently was a "sincere determination" on both sides to effec tuate an adjustment, "if at all possiibie" but that It was necesaairy that the union officials and the .operators hold conferences between themselves before further progress could be made toward an agreement. The meeting was held in Mr. " Warri- ner s ofhee, and was said to have been marKed by the firiendlr&st of feeling. It tos chiefly taken up by prelim iinary discussion, definite negotiations looking toward a settlement of the difficult de f errd until tomorrow. Some person in close touch with the situation predicted that an asreemen; would be negotiated not laiter thaoi Sat urday, and that the men would be back at the mines a week or ten days -later. Any agreement reached by the confer ence wou.d have to be ratified eithtr by a .convention of the miners or a refer: endum vote. The former method, it is believed, will be adopted because a convention could -dispose of the maiater in a day or two, while it would take more than a week for the referendum. Mr. Jlewiis came here - today from Cleveland, whore he had been attending the bituminous conference. The committee of mayors of the six leading anthracite cities today declined an invitation to sit i:h the conference. It agreed, however, to act as a neu tral body and the' mayors were expect ed to arrive htre tomorrow to render opinions and give information, if it is deHired. Reports from the hard coal regions today said that the mines were being put in shape for early resumption in some places members of the union were said to have agreed to make the neqes sary repairs, so that work can be start ed more quickly, .but in other sections they have refuised to do work of any kind until officially given- permission by the union. ... . Several Prostrations Also Re portedTemperature Was .Above 90 for Five Hours. Boston,. Aug. : 17. The third da of the heat wave, which has gripped this city since early. Monday, -resulted yes terday in three deaths and seven known prostrations. The mercury which reach ed scorching 93 as its highest point re mained above 90 for five long hours and .. was responsible . for thousands flocking to the beaches and ether re sorts to escape the sizzling sun-rays. Four persons, including a mother and son, loot thr lives in eastern Massa chusetts waters. Mirs. Wilfred J. De mere of Worcester soefng her 10-year- oi-d ton in danger in an Auburn pond went to his aid. Both were lost After rescuing two little : girls from drowning at Pembroke and while bring ing in a third, Jtiremiah P. Sylvester of Quiincy fell exhausted in three feet of wate rand before help arrived he was drowned. Mrs. Irene H. Forbes of Melrose lost her life iln a pond when she leaned too far from the side of a boat while dry ing her hair and fell into the water. BRIEF TELEGRAMS Forty thousand tons of British eoal ar rived at "Boston within the last "4 hours on five steamers. Plve Tessels, lden with British real, reached New York with 31.01)0 tons con signed to railroads and public utilities of New Tork city. . Three more ships lomleil wltn Britlnh mined coal and one from Nova Scotia arrived in New Yo.'k. yestia'day with nearly 22,000 tons. Because of the extreme heat the Ses sion Foundry company,- Bristol, employ ing 4.00 men, was forced to suspend work. The Mets Manufacturing Company of Waltham, Mass., makers of automobiles, was petitioned into bankrjincy In the federal court In Boston. Norman Carmel. residence unknown. employed at the Lehigh Valley railrcad shops in Sayre, Pa., died from stilletto wounds received when he was attacked by five unknown men. MURDER FOR IIFTIP BATTLE Brook County (W. Va.) Grand Jury Indicted 216 Men for Alleged Participation in the Battle Near Ciftonville on July 17, 78 for First Degree Murder, the Rest for Con spiracy All But About Fifty of the Indicted Men Are in Custody. GRADUAL RELIEF FROM MEAT WAVE PROMISED Washington. Aug. 17. Promise of gradual relief from the heat wave which has brsoigM rrost rations and death in some parts of the country was offered tonight by the weather bureau with the announcement that the area of lower temperature which appeared toaay over tne nortnwest wouM move slowly eastward attended by showers and thunder showers and reach the At lantic coast Saturday or Saturday night. No marked drop in temperature was 10 oe expected, nowever, it was asserted. The Canadian government lias accepted the resignation of Howard G. Kelly as a director of the Grand Trunk Railway and he automatically ceased to be pres ident of the road. While seated at s table with eTen frieds In summer garden In the tear of his grocery store in Brooklyn. Otmelio Ferraro was shot and killed by gun loaded with buckshot. Eagle boat 52, with 14 cttlien sailors of the naval reserve from i'hiladclphl.i and nearby points in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, was disabled elf Block Is land. Fire In the factory ef the Danlmry Metal Ball company causei damage es timated at J40.000. The flanie? are be lieved to have originate! from cpon tancous coiuouslion. WeUsburg. W. Va Aug. 17. Two hun dred and sixteen men were Indicted to day by the Brooke county grand Jury for alleged participation in the battle at th Clifton mine, CHftonville, on the morning of July 1". Seventy-eight are charged with first degree murder and the rest with conspiracy. All but about fifty of the indicted seen are in custody. The grand Jury adjourned until Satur day and it Is understood that this act mo was taken so that indictment proceed ings pending at Harrisburg may be dis posed of meanwhile. Prreoners in cus tody there win be arraigned tomorrow morning in circuit court. It is expected that a number m iU be admitted to baiL TO SIMPLIFY CORPORATE STRVCTIRE OF BETH. STEEL Max Oner is reported to hare gins to Basle, Switzerland, his native -.own, where he must take the lirst legal steps in obtaining the necessary papers lor his marriage to Miss Mathlld-3 McCormick. HOTTEST" AUG. 17 IN NEW . YORK IN NINE YEARS New York. Aug. 17. With the parks and squares the cases of dispired bed ragged crowds seeking to escape fhe burning pavements. New Yoik tonight battled in the open the cl-'sinir hf-urs of the hottest August 17 it has experi enced in nine years, the maximum tem perature being 9- The low hurri-lity was held responsible for the small num ber of heat prostrations recorded Many delinquent federal taxpayer ure being rounded up in New Haven as the result of a drive by the ofTice of the collector of internal revenue. An avirage of $300 and $400 Is collected each 1a. TARIFF DUTIES ON DYES APPROVED BY THE SENATE EXCURSIONISTS TO NIAGARA FALLS IN TROLLEY WRECK Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 17. Three trol ley cars bound for the Falls, contain ing excursionists from Wsahmgton, Harrisburg and Baltimore were wreck ed Just after mndnight. It was not known how many are killed, it any, but the injured have been removed to hospitals in Buffalo and in Tonawanda and it is estimated the injured will number fifty. v TWO MEN HURT FROM DIVING AT SAVIN EOCK New Haven, Aug. 17. While diving from a pavilion at Savin Rock late today Frank Kane of this city struck bottom in shallow water and sustained a fracture of the so-inre. His condition is said to be serious at the' New Haven hospital. William O'Donnell, 27, is at the New Haven hctspital with a fracture of the neck as the result of a dive in shallow water while bathing at. Ravin Rock. HEAT CAUSED DEATH OF CIRCUS LION IN BOX CAR New York. Aug. 17. When employes of the Long Island Railroad opened a box car In the railroad yards today, they found a de ii circus lion. The nni mal had roared lustily late yesterday and employes, who opened the cir anil allowed more air to circulate in Ms cage.sa;d the inferise heat undoubtedly c?usea death. 17? WAR VETERANS IN FINAL YEAR OF K. OF C. COURSES NEW HAVEN TAILOR HELD FOR INCENDIARISM New Haven, Conn., August 17. Isaac Blenner, a tailor here was arrested to day on the charge of being involved in an alleged incendiary fire vhiih occur red in a tenement house on Kim street last May. He was held in bond3 of 1.50 for a hearing on September E. Blenner's arrest followed four months of investigation on the part of j.oiice here. According to their report Bk-nner arranged with two boys to fire his tailcr shop which was on the first floor of the tenement house. One boy, Edward. DESTROYER TO ACCOMPANY ENGLISH CHANNEL SWIMMERS Dover, England, Aug 7. The Amer ican long distance swimmers who are n training here for an attempt to swim the English channel had a welcome call today from the officers of the American torpedo destroyer No. 223, which had juwt - arrived in Dover. The officers aid the desdroyer would accompany the men on their swim antf that its ' boats would be available to feed and otherwise attempt them while In the water. The officers were anx ious that aTl four men should start the same day. Charles Toth, Sam Rich ards, Henry Sullivan and Walter Pat terson, the men who are to make the try to swim from the English coast to France, all expressed jtlieir gratifloa Slion at the offer of the American otfl ceirs, but said they had been advised by tidal experts that a start would be in advisable at the present stag of the tid-e". New Haven, Aug. 17. Approximately 175 war veterans will take final yeai courses beginning this fall at thirty col lege? and unnversities under the Knights of Columbus scholarship plan, it was gitnouncl here tonight. The expense of completing the education of these men will be about $250,000. FOUND HOGSHEAD OF WHISKEY ON FRONT PORCH Fort Madison. Iowa. Aug. '.7. Return ing from prayer meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Merrit Vanausdell, who live on a farm near here, found a hogshead fille-3 with whiskey on the front porch oi their home. Being total abstainers, tny no tified the authorities, who took charge cf the liquor last night. Joaeph Viola, a tailor, shot bis wife, Emma, In the kitchen of their home in New York . and then shot himsolf. Mrs. Viola was taken . to a hospital with a bullet wound in the neck and it was said she would not recover. Graton and Knight Manufacturing Company, Worcester, belt makers, has increased its working fjree from '-00 to 1200 at the local plant, and its new tan nery in St. Louis is reportei to be run ning at 75 per cent. o capacity. The canal barge steamer VYettchcKter. towing two barges with a -otil eargo of 46.000 busheis of grain, arrived ir. New York,, the pioneers of a nw all-fue-way by water service from Tobda to New York. - ' . -Dispensation by. the fedr.il or tnt government of whiskey of physicians prescriptions was recommended to I he convention of American Pharmacuetical association in Cleveland, by Samuel 1 Hilton, retiring president. SWIMMER DROWNED IN THE QUINNIPIAC RIVER The Ameriean Tobaero company and the Chicago Tobacco Jobbers' association has been cited to appear before tlin fed eral trade commission and an-,wer charges involving alleged price fixing agreements. Mrs. Mary Margaret Roper. 83, - who has lived at the Jackson county (Mo.) home for the aged for 12 years is on her ..5 In Cnltimhiia In liva u-ltK lnf New Haven. Aug. 17.Joseph Madala. ! Kon. Josenh. 62 viars old. hom she has not seen since he was four years old. of this city was drowned this afttr. noon in the Quinnipiac-'river, east uf the round house of the New York. New Haven and Hartford rai;road. Madala with several fellow workmen employed by the railroad went swimming after eating a hearty meal. ;t is believed that he was seized with cramps. 4y DOCTOR HUBERT WORK ? Postmaster General Of The United State! Mrs. Mary B. Hart of Wlnti-d re ceived word of the drowning at Fieilows Fails, Vt. of her daughter Mabil, v.ife of the Rev. Rodney W. Roundy cf Lp,) r Montclalr, N. J., who is asiciatJ Fec retary of the Home Missions Council in New York city. SQUALLS ENCOUNTERED BY SEAPLANE SAJMPAIO CORREIA Manteo, N. Ci Aug. 17. The giant seaplane Sampaio ' Correia, in which Lieutenant Walter HAreton left Jamai ca bay, New York, this morning for Rio, Brazil!, safely completed tile first leg of its long flight tWs afternoon and landed here for the night. The aviators passed beyond this point during the afternoon, hoping to make a longer flight on the first leg but were forced to return because of squalls In Pamlico sound. Shimmer hjxari wfne Finch, 17, is now in a reformatory. The they reported, were encountered all the ome rpoy, r ranx aegnaiua, : j, was ac- way from New York. They expect to TRESIDEXT TO GO BEFORE CONGRESS IN JOINT SESSION Washington. Aug 17 (By the A. P.). FTesSd-ent Kard,:ng was said by adminis tration advisers late today vrrtuaily to hs-ve decided to go before congress in yrint lon tomorrow ith his state ment or tne lndnwtrtal situation. Indica tions were that the chief executive would deliver his message by noon. He was known to have concluded the writing of the message, which was to be sent to the public prlitr tonight. The dmoston to address congress to morrow was reached afir earlier reports bad tndleated that the president might defer his statement on the strike situa t'on until after the railroad conference in New Tork had reached some d-eflnite con clusion. Administration advisers said tonight, horn-ever, that the president felt he should dMay no longer In presenting the administration ease to congress apU the country, regardless of the status of wike nerwUtiriras now In progress. The president's message. It is said, will rargert the need of legislation to strengthen the government's coal dlstri- hoton system, and to rrevent profit Ir.g. from the shortage brought about by eidentally drowned last nig.it. S3 CHINESE SMUGGLED ON A SHIPPING BOARD STEAMER Seattle. Washn., Aug. 17. FMfty-three Chinese were under arrest today after a raid by immigration officiais on the shipping board steamship President Jackson which amrived Monday from the Orient, immigration Commissioner Weeden declared that the arrests frus trated the most extensive plot ever un covered here to smuggle Orientals into the United States. . CHARGES MADE AS1INST A HARTFOKD ATTORNEY Hartford, Aug. 17. Attornjy Jcseph Barr whose home is -n Suffiel.l witn of fices in this city, will l.e asked to ap pear before the superior court In Sep tember to answer to cha.-gts which the grievance committee jf the Hartford County Bar association considers worthy of investigation. Papers in tho case were filed by the committee this after noon. The specific case mentioned Is that Barr failed to make prop;r returns to a Springfield client of the sum of ab,ut $2,000 which he had been commisbicnod to collect. . leave tomorrow for their next stop, which probably will be Charleston, GRIEF-STRICKIIN MURDERER SURRENDERS IN BRIDGEPORT Gapdone Riviera, Italy, Aug. 17. Gabriele D'Annuniio's condition, al still grave, is perceptibly improving. Yesterday he recovered from his terror for a few minutes and was able to pro nounce a fewtvords. . . j . T , .a. . " ' I num yms ewu lj uuil, L . ' ZL, "i:', , " r-eauing. nas published a song book, "A and the doctors were able to get him tJ b ujKiernood be wlU sketch k complet Book of Song.." . swallow a little milk and mineral water. 1 Redding. Charles E. Ives of New York, who is spending the summer Bridgeport, Aug. 17. With haggard face, eyes rolling furtively, a youth of 21, claiming he is Edward Yourir, alias U. I. voung, of 884 Broadway, Brook lyn, N. Y., presented himself before the desk at police headquarters- here to night declaring: ... "I am a murderer. I killed James Or land in Brooklyn last night. He was my best friend and I shot him. A couple ot weeks ago we quarrelled and he stab bed me twice on the face and in the left kndney," he said, pointing to a wound in his upper lip. Brooklyn police on being communicat ed with wired that the man had commit ted a murder and was the object of 8 wide search. He will be taken in charge tomorrow morning by Brooklyn detectives. D'ANNUNZIO'S CONDITION . IS PERCEPTIBLY IMPROVING j " " w Z.O.&S- I Br-,'COeYRIftMT TMC INTERNATIONAL. SYNDI&Ati. Rather than haTe her ears torn off by two hold men who followed her into titr garage and clutched at htr diamond ear-rings, Mrs. B. P. Bergen of Brok ly, gave them the jewels ani ' S;t.5O0 worth of other gems she wis wearing. The recent ejection of WliUim Z. Foster, labor leader, from Colorad-i at the direction of Adjutant -Goner.il Ham- rock, will be challenged at a mars meet ing in Denver, at which Foster will be the principal speaker. Edwin B. Trafton. wnone experiences In the Jackson Hole coun'.rv of Wyom ing was said to have forin-i ill basis of Owen Wister's novel, "The Virginian," dropped dead while eitUi,; an ice cream soda in Los Angeles. New York, Aug. 17. Reorganization and sip'.iflcations of the corporate struc ture of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation Is prNided for in a plan sumbitted to stockholders today by Preeidutt W. Q. Grace in connection with a reuct tor their approval of the purchase by the corjiratlon of the Latui-wann, Stel company.' he stockholders iieviu.g will be held in Newark, N. J., aa S;p'.eniuer IS. Under the proposed plan, th! Ith lehem corporation will - B 9 only two classes of slocks, all witrt voting pow er, instead of four, two of v.f-'.i r.re not enfranchised, as at present. The 10:-.- 000.000 of outstanding A. fnd B. com mon. S per cent. cumulrU've preferred and 7 per cent, non-cumuiat prefer-ed will be virtually retired i-.id there will be aut.Jried dn Its place S77.0'W.OO in new 7 per cent- cumulative preferred stock and S82.608.5O0 In common stock. Holders of $30,000,000 S per cent, cu mulative preferred stock will be gl.-ei an opportunity to exchap.ee their "cur itles for the new seven per cent, cumu lative pfeferred on the basis of $lli in new stock for each share of the old and the holders of the existing J.5.000.- 000 of 7 per cent, non-cumulative pre ferred, and tne aamtionai siock oi mai class to be issued In connection w.th the Lackawanna purchase, wi'.l be al lowed to exchange for the new 7 per cent, preferred on an even basis. The class JJ common stock will be exchang ed for the new common dollar for dol lar. If this change Is effected. It will nsin that all the stockholders, instead of the limited number now holding the $30. 000.060 of Class A common an-J 7 per cent, non-cumulative preferred outstand ing. ,wi!J r have a voice In th manage ment of the corporation. . i The Lackawaia purcha3 in-o'.ves, the accepptance by Bethlehem of the existing liabilities and obligations to tho Laokawanna company, the payment of $308. 6S0 in cash and a par amount f the capital stock in Bethlehem j tuil in par value to the. outstanding stock of the Lackawanna company. This will necessitate the Issuance or xi'-'.o'").'"' more of the present 7 per cent, ncn cumulative preferred stocks and $22,603, 500 of Class B stock. No additional financing is required by the Lackawanna nurchase. but the Beth lehem board of directors- has decided to spend $13,000,000 ;n improving and en larging the Buffalo plant of the Lacka wanna company and the money for this will be obtained throught the new financ ing provided for in the reorganization plan. The Bethlehem board also asks for authority to provide for an increase in the capital stock of approximati'v S3S.0on.0tm to he available for use. 'n the discretion of the directors, n he payment of stock dividends and ;t any properties that may be required. In :his connection President Grace stated that no stock dividend was under considera tion at present and that no negotiations were pending for the purchase of other properties. Washington, Aug. 17. Tariff Cities on dyes and other coai tar product which were declared by opponents to be equivalent to an embargo, were p-proi-ed tonight by the senate. 3J to 23. Republicans and democrats split on the fcisue, seven repubXvanj ppasiag the Increased rates and five democrats sup portin git. The new duties proposed by Senator Burs urn. republican. New Mexico, are bas-sl on American ircnead of foreign valuation an option framers of ths tariff had deuced to leave to the presi dent and are: On coal tar dye inter- mediates 10 1-2 cents per pound and 75 per cent ad valorem ; In place of th old rates of 7 cents and h) per cent, and on finish 'd dyts and coal tar i -re-duels 19 1-2 cents a pound and $0 per cnt Instead of 7 cents and 60 per cent. A roll call followed a sharp debit rn which Chairman Wadsworth of ths mi'-tary committee presented a letter from Secretary Weeks urging ertensios of the dye control act now in force, de claring that "no ordinary tariff prevent the "eetrucuon of the Arm-loan dye (idusyy which will thereby cripple the whole organic chemical In dustry." He said Germany realized the predominance in organdcal chemical industries as a most vital means oi preparedness and had formed them int one great trust whdoh could -orfn- dyes and similar materials very muck cheaper- than the Americans. The senate approved an amendment by Senator Shortridge. repubkeak. California, rcoposiug a chity of 70 oonti a gallon on grape Juice containing ot capable of jiroducrng iess than one pet cent of alcohol. On such Jmoe contain ing or capable of producing more thai one per cent of alcohol toe same rate would be applied wi-Jt an - addriona ' rate of 5 a proof gallo nan the alco hol contained In it or that couJd be pro duced from k. Few changes Cn the administration tariff bill were made today and tonight by the senate in the final drive to clean up individual amendments. Wheo th senate took a recess at a late hour, work on the measure in the comrmttee of the whole had been completed and tomorrow it will be started cn the last stages to its final nassaee late Kjwht- daj. Frank E. Shaughnesay. 36 years old. was arrested In Bristol, on a warrant is sued by the authorities of roringfield, Massachusetts. Shaughnessy waived ex tradition and will be sant. to Spring-I! field. He is cnargea witn stealing stickpin and $300 in cash. A COURT OF LOVE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT HAMMONTON. N. i, Emll Dankworth, of New Haven, was sentenced to three months i-i Jail by Judge Edwin S. Thomas in the United States District court in South Norwalk. on a charge of .sending postal cards with obscene drawings on them, through the mails. . Dankworth is an artist. The schooner Good Luck broncht to Boston, Emmanuel Oliver, s. Gloucester fisherman who had been adrift in Kuih Channel two days and a nlitht after being separated from his vessel, the schooner Hortense. Witnesses to the trial In Benton of lx Italians for the murder of Michael Scarpone, alleged blackhand vlctom, are being guarded with extra care as the result of the shooting of Carmello Far raro In Brooklyn. . The officer of a reward for the appre hension of railroad vandals in Massa chusetts la dependent on a report of the character of damages done to rail equip ment and property since the beginning of t"ie shopmen's strike. Governor Cox said. " If there's anything In a name "Bert" ought to get along as Post- master for his Uncle Sam. For the principal "letters" In the alphabet; of the Department are W-O-R-K. - The State of Pennsylvania presented him to the nation back in 1860. Subsequently he left his home In. Indiana. Pa., to study medicine, capturing M. D. degrees from, the uni- versitles of Michigan and Pennsylvania. Taking a wjfe from the home . town, .Doctor Bert removed to Colorado, where he practiced medicine and founded a hospital for treatment of nervous diseases.. He got Into polities,, perhaps, because he thought that "institution needed doctoring; was a delegate to the G. O. P. National Convention of 1908. chairman pf the Colorado: State Central Cpmmittee and member of the Republican'' National Committee. He has gained eminence in his profession, was a lieutenant-colonel in-the Medical Corps during the late war,, then first assis.nt to Will Hays, jumping Into his shoes -when Will resigned. t : doctor the movies. s . Resolutions calling npon the United States shipping board U inform che house where and ' how much liquor 's bought for sale on American sliiiis sirce the national prohibit! m law went Into effect, weret introduced by Representa tives Gallivan, dcmocrit, Massachusetts, and Brennan, repjblicaa, Michigan. Unable to sef.l or give nway the old suspension bridge spanning the Con necticut river betwin Warehouse Point and Windsor Locks, tha Hartf'jrd County commissioners are prepared to gc before a meeting of creditors anl representa tives of the county next monta and re quest an appropriation to pay for Its removal.' Ilammonton. N. J.. Aug. 17 (By the A. p.). There has come into beini here one of the strangest courts in all the world the cour of love where men and women in starch of males may come, pour out the loncrings of the heart and be succored. Before the court ere the qualifications and the yearnings of some 1,000 bachel ors and 1.100 sninsters, but the firia day's work resulted in only five matings These, however, were sh mlng examples of what may come today and hereafter. A man 69 years old was mated win a gold-star nvher 43 yeois old ; an under taker was selected as - husband for a nurse ; a coast ruard was nicked to be come the protector and life companion of a fair divorcee ; a widow was slated to become the helpmate of a fainter, and last, but not least, a cntucky belie a daughter of he mounlair.3 was snatched up by Thomas Bancroft Delker, founder 6f the court. The court of. love, be It known.-ls con stituted much the same as any other court, having a rresiding Judge, or Cupid. In .this case a woman, ani a Jury of seven, -including ths chief of police, a for mer soldier,' a telegrapher and ' lour women. NO HOTE OF SETTLING COAL STRIKE IN CAPE BRETON Sydney. N. S.. Aug. 7 fBv Canadian Press) The third day of the coai ir.in ers' strike in Cape Ereion brought no grounds for iior that the cLspute toui4 be settled at an early date. Water Is steadily rising t n the ai.' s. No. 2 pit. the largest coal shaft ki ths world, is in danger of complete daaxue- t:on. Another cause for grave ooncrvn It the growing s-hortage of coal. Old tim ers are jx-ediccdng a long-drawn out fieht, with conequent hardship to aj concerned. Since the rough handling cf the oar load of relief workers r?nt down to No. 2 from Sydney night no furJier at tempu to place relief operators at th pumps and fans have been made. The troova so far. have not exercised their authority. Minor hoJ.'.ilei3 have oc curred between strikers and would -be strikebreaker.". lnd:gnatiei at the presence of armed forces at New Aberdeen ha-i shown ! s If more markedly among the mar vet erans, who are now offering to form a protective battalion and guarantee to rrec life and proporsy during trie st -ike. They wi!l not, however, inter fere ivJi the picketing at th-e mines. NEW HAVEN MAN DIES . OF AUTOMOBILE INJURIES Wallirigford. . Conn., Aug. 17. John Plary. 15, of New Haven.' died tonight at the Meridca hospital as the result of in juries sustained when an automobile in which he was ridinr skidded at Yalesville this afternoon. Tho boy was thrown violently against the steering wheel. A fractured rib runcturod the liver accord ing to physioians. The driver of the machine, Adolph Mittau. of Hartford, said that he gave the boy and a companion a ride from New Haven. No arista have been made. WOMAN'S HAIR SET AFIRE CT SHOUT CIRCUITING OF WIIIKS Loncbeach. N. T., Aug. 17. Iter ialr set afllre by the short ctr-jiufg of wires in an electric curling iron. Mrs. Izetta McCiill. youthful wife of Oil ground-keeper at Lido Golf cli suffered burns that caused her Jeim early to day. . Attracted by the screams of the ymn woman, her husband smothered t'i flames -with blankets. She i.'i soon after being taken to a hospiuU FOUR PRISONERS ESCAPED FROM 8. D. STATE PENITENTIARY Sioux. Falls, SI D.; Aug. 17. Under cover of a riot., which started In the prison tailor shop late this afternoon, four prisoners captouied Warden Ueot Jamleson. of the South Dakota stati penitentiary and escaped in his car. Dur-i Ing - the fighting preceding the escape. Deputy Warden Arthur Muchow was seriously wounded with knixes a guard named Berzman was. badly cut. The men with the wa'de.i nr.( his tar are being pursued by guards. CHARGED WITH STEALING WRIST WATCH VALUED AT ISCf Greenwich. Conn., August 17. Hor tense Verheye, formerly employe! In the home of a prominent resident here, was held In $!.50 bail for the suptrior court today by Judge Wlllla-n J. Ferris on the charge of stealing a diamori.l and platinum wrist watch va.ued at $00. She was employed In the ti.nne f-f Mrs. Leslie Bruce to whom the witch belong" ed. The watch was reported by the po lice to have been found In .ler jiossissioa. -Kuow-AIL" Ob Csoltol HUL When !n doubt about anything on C Ito: Hill, send it to the state department. That is a rule of lor staia'-rg on Cap itol Hill, and if Judge George LV Thorn, Chief Gilbert H. Hassler or Charley Wil Htts ' cannot produce Information, try Chler Jim" Moore, of the Legislat've Reference Bureau, or if military, h-jjlle It upstairs to "Jake" Stauffer In the "War Department." Chief Hassler 't accustomed to telliiur Justi-es of th peace thev are In office and reminding notaries public that commissions do no: run forever and occassionslly has to men some official to file a new bond. Has- risDurgn i eiepram.. The German mark yeit.ril.iy declined to a new low record pric3 o II 3-4 rents per hundred. One bank reported it 1-ad I offers of 10,000,080 mark at this price the city to respond to an emergency cad and no takers. within the city limits. Bristol That both the police and fir departments snouid go outside tneir territory in case or necessity insteao oi waiting to ask his permission is th conviction expressed by Mayor Wade, who declares ths duty of every officer ot